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May 12, 2022
Hello Parents and Guardians!
Our 3rd and 4th graders have been working hard on the NYS Assessments. So far, they have completed the ELA and Math Assessments. The great news is that approximately 90% of our students that are eligible to sit for the assessments have done so. I'm really proud of all the students for their hard work and perseverance!
As per the District calendar, the Grade 4 NYS Science Performance Assessment is scheduled Tuesday, May 24. Make up sessions will be held through June 3. This is the hands-on portion of the science assessment, and the children typically enjoy completing it. The written component of the assessment will be on Monday, June 6, and make up sessions will be held through June 10.
This will be our last scored NYS assessment for the year. The students generally do very well on this assessment. It is very fair and the students are well prepared for it. It assesses their science knowledge from Kindergarten through 4th grade.
Thank you to the parents and guardians for your support through the assessment process. As you probably know, each school is expected to have 95% of its eligible students sit for the assessments. KPS's numbers have grown over the years, and we are almost there. Approximately 90% of our students sat for the ELA and Math assessments. I'll bet the 4th graders will meet the 95% requirement for the NYS Science Assessment.
If you would like more information about the NYS Assessments in general, here is a link to the grades 3-8 Assessments on NYS Education's website. Elementary- and Intermediate-level Tests | New York State Education Department (nysed.gov)
Enjoy the rest of the school year!
It was slam dunks and perfect brackets at the end of March Madness for our first-grade students at Kent Primary... perfect book brackets, of course! Throughout the month, the four classes read 16 different books as a group – some multiple times – and voted for their favorites along the way. Read what our students had to say about the final two books.
During Read Across America week, students in the Home Maintenance class at Carmel High School visited Kent Primary School to present the younger students with a wooden bookcase that they built to kick off the school’s Give a Book, Take a Book initiative. Read more about the bookcase project.
It takes time to build vocabulary in a new language. For English as a New Language (ENL) students at Kent Primary, a reading passage about stars in the sky introduced both new vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. Read more about the star-filled ENL lesson.
The Kent Primary School Polar Express provided a festive and fun outdoor celebration for students, staff and families, while collecting non-perishable food items for Gilead Food Pantry to support families in need in the community. See photos from the Polar Express event!
It was a kindness collaboration in Amy Constantinides’ Grade 4 class, creating acrostic poems in celebration of World Kindness Day! Read more about the Kindness Day lesson.
Second-grade students in Peter Brochhausen’s class at Kent Primary School celebrated the conclusion of their recent Citizenship unit in social studies with a class flag and pledge project. Together, they then wrote a pledge to their classroom flag and each other. See a video of the student reciting their class pledge!
With the help of a special owl puppet named Echo, Daina Sinclair’s first-grade students at Kent Primary kicked off a phonics lesson featuring the letters P & J. Using her smartboard, Sinclair turned the letter review into a guessing game! Read more about first grade phonics fun.
At Kent Primary, students were asked to use art to answer the question: How can you be a good citizen at school? They shared their ideas & drawings on paper hands now displayed in the hallways & main lobby! Read full story & see more photos of artwork.
What makes a hero? Third-grade students in Meghan Gould’s class at Kent Primary discussed the qualities that make someone a hero as part of a lesson in advance of the Sept. 11 anniversary. Read full story & learn about our students' heroes.
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